Breathing Techniques to Access Your Performance Potential

Accessing your 100 percent performance potential requires you to have a good breathing practice. We typically only become conscious of our breathing when we are breathing hard or can’t breathe at all. But adding in a breath practice before, during and after competition and training can help performance and recovery. It can also make you a healthier, more conscious athlete, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

5 Billing & Coding Strategies to Improve Reimbursement

Question:  Dr. Kotlar, “I am seeing more patients this year compared to last year, but I’m not collecting more money. I’ve been documenting the same way for the last 8 years, and I think my recordkeeping, coding, and collection systems are outdated. Can you share some tips to help me improve?” Answer:  Yes, here are 5 ways to improve coding, …

STOP Treating Medicare Patients If…

The Patient Got My Insurance Check. Now What? It hurts when an insurance company doesn’t pay your bills. It hurts even more when a patient “suddenly disappears” because they got the insurance check and kept your money. Get proactive to ensure you get paid what you deserve. On the initial visit, make sure the patient is made aware that insurance …

10 Tips for Making a More Comfortable Orthosis

Making a supportive and comfortable orthosis helps your patient stick to the wearing schedule. When your patient feels that their custom-made orthosis is uncomfortable, they simply will not wear it despite its necessity for optimum recovery. Use these ten tips to make an orthosis that is supportive and comfortable so that your patient will stick to the wearing schedule as outlined and optimize their …

Is Your Team Designed to Get the “Right” Results?

If we think about it, there is undoubtedly a cause and effect relationship to the results we get as a company or team. For example, if our company experiences high turnover, what do we need to change? You might be tempted to think that the people hired weren’t the right fit or that it’s just what happens in today’s society. …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Understanding the benefits of Photobiomodulation (PBM) or Laser Therapy, Part 1

There is often confusion in the medical field when clinicians research the topic of laser. At the center of the confusion is power and its relationship to lasers’ effect on tissue, which is referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM). To understand the role of power, there needs to be an understanding of its relationship to laser dosing, penetration, and how higher power lasers …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program Part 2 – 5-minute Warm-Up

In Part 1, we discuss the Thrower’s Ten Program and provide a video that walks you through the program with your patients and athletes. In Part 2, we’ll go through a warm-up for your over-head athletes/patients. The Thrower’s Ten Program has been shown to address the three most significant causes of shoulder and elbow problems in throwing: decreased arm strength, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

The Training Benefits of Nasal Breathing

It’s all in the nose. For all general purposes, we are intended to inhale and exhale through our noses. By design, our mighty noses, with hair, sinuses and mucus, are designed to filter the air we breathe. As we breathe, the nose is constantly exposed to inhaled debris and microbes (viruses, bacteria, and fungus). When we breathe through the nose, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

How one PT combined Pilates with PT to help grow her business

How one PT combined Pilates with PT to help her patients and grow her business Sara Baker was studying physical therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham when she first heard of Pilates. After graduating from PT school she tried a few classes and liked them, but had a suspicion that there was more to the practice of Pilates …

Sara Baker

PT, Founder and President: Inspire Health